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Joan Brandon

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Joan Brandon
BornFebruary of 1914
DiedAugust 1, 1979 (age 65)

Joan Brandon (1914-1979) was musician and professional magicienne, as "The Blond Deceiver", in New York City.[1]


Her father was Al Brandon who performed under the name "The Great Brandoni."

A member of Parent Assembly No. 1, Society of American Magicians, she first became interested in magic at an early age. As a child, she was featured in motion pictures and at the age of fourteen headlined a theater tour across the United States.

She was a leader of a ten-piece orchestra, appearing in fourteen foreign countries.

She was also billed as "The First Lady in Magic" and was the first female magician to be televised, appearing over BBC in London, a Paris station and NBC in New York while her orchestra broadcasts over CBS. Brandon invented many of the effects she used and was also a hypnotist.

Her show incorporated floating magic wand act and a version of Think-a-Drink.[2][3]